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Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#281  Postby felltoearth » Jan 09, 2020 12:00 pm

Love a good lamb kafta.
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#282  Postby Hermit » Jan 09, 2020 1:11 pm

Documentary proof that lamb is the meat fit for all gods.



Some Hindus felt offended by that advert, though.
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#283  Postby aban57 » Jan 09, 2020 1:22 pm

Some Hindus are offended by blood, so...
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#284  Postby Evolving » Jan 09, 2020 1:25 pm

What do people eat, by the way, who want to be halal or kosher? Is there chili con pavo?
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#285  Postby Hermit » Jan 09, 2020 1:36 pm

aban57 wrote:Some Hindus are offended by blood, so...

They didn't mind spilling it during the partition of British India. There were massacres galore, and the number of deaths, as far as it could be ascertained, was evenly split between Hindus and Muslims.
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#286  Postby aban57 » Jan 09, 2020 1:42 pm

Hermit wrote:
aban57 wrote:Some Hindus are offended by blood, so...

They didn't mind spilling it during the partition of British India. There were massacres galore, and the number of deaths, as far as it could be ascertained, was evenly split between Hindus and Muslims.


No I was refering to women's periods, and how they are forced to hide away in some parts of India.
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#287  Postby The_Piper » Jan 13, 2020 2:05 pm

You guys are just DILUSHANAL. :mrgreen:
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#288  Postby The_Piper » Jan 13, 2020 4:51 pm

From a thread about squirrels and bird feeders: "Plastic they will knaugh a hole in them". I didn't even know knaugh was a word. He corrected himself later though. :lol:
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#289  Postby The_Piper » Jan 19, 2020 2:44 am

"U got some peep and toms ...lol" :rofl:
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#290  Postby Ironclad » Jan 20, 2020 2:03 pm

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#291  Postby The_Piper » Jan 21, 2020 3:00 pm

^^That sounds like the right translation. :)

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#292  Postby Spearthrower » Jan 21, 2020 3:02 pm

That's only true in Old English.
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#293  Postby laklak » Jan 22, 2020 12:48 am

ghoti. Pronounced "fish".
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#294  Postby The_Piper » Jan 22, 2020 1:20 am

Spearthrower wrote:That's only true in Old English.

Those words are still spelled like that.
laklak wrote:ghoti. Pronounced "fish".
:lol: :lol:
Up north there's "J Mclaughlin Construction" pronounced muhglocklin. The gh is a k I guess.
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#295  Postby Svartalf » Jan 22, 2020 2:31 am

The_Piper wrote:^^That sounds like the right translation. :)

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#296  Postby The_Piper » Jan 22, 2020 6:02 am

Welsh psounds interesting. :P
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#297  Postby Fallible » Jan 22, 2020 6:41 pm

It’s ‘neighbour’... :smug:
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#298  Postby The_Piper » Jan 22, 2020 8:09 pm

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#299  Postby The_Piper » Jan 25, 2020 2:37 pm

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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#300  Postby aban57 » Jan 27, 2020 10:23 am

Stupid question of the week : why do we say "anywhere" but not "anywhen" ?
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